On 4th November 2013 Barry called on the Government to address serious problems with healthcare services in Brent that might endanger patient diagnoses during a debate he led in Parliament, following a number of serious issues with pathology and scanning services in Brent due to errors being made by private companies to whom these services have been outsourced.
On 1st July 2013 Barry was invited to join Shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burnham MP, the management team of North West London Hosptials NHS Trust and the hard-working team at Central Middlesex Hospital to celebrate 65 years of our National Health Service.
Barry and Andy were delighted to meet with medical personnel to discuss what Labour would do to improve the NHS with a Questions & Answers session after a tour of the facility and in-depth discussions about the services provided by the NHS and by other organisations within Brent.
NHS staff had baked fabulous cakes for the occasion.
Barry joins Team Ignite at Claremont High School for Wings of Hope tea party
On 6th March 2014 Barry was delighted to join Team Ignite of Claremont High School for an Alice in Wonderland themed tea party to raise funds for the Wings of Hope charity.
Wings of Hope is a children's charity who work to provide free education and support for poor and orphaned children in India and Malawi
and it was for this reason that Aarti Shah and her Team Ignite teamates wanted to raise funds to donate to the charity. Their creative and inspirational fund raising ideas have proven to be very successful and Barry was honoured to be invited to join them for the Alice in Wonderland themed event at the school.
You can find out more about Wings of Hope here.
On 7th October 2013 Barry was honoured to be invited to address an assembly at Kingsbury High School in support of the 'Send My Friend to School' campaign.
On 9th November 2012, Barry met with firefighters from Wembley station to thank them for their ongoing work protecting and saving lives of Brent residents and also to understand their concerns about proposed cuts to the London Fire Brigade budget.
Barry raised a number of these concerns in Parliament on 2nd November 2012 when he called upon the Government to ensure that these cuts do not have an unfair impact on ethnic minority communities and that these cuts could mean that firefighters will take longer to respond to call-outs and will not be able to attend all call-outs with the same number of crews and fire engines as they are currently required to do.